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Ridgefield Continuing Education Computer and Technology Training

Class Location: Computer classes will be taught at the Continuing Education Center, located in the Venus Municipal Building on the 2nd floor.

Venus Building = Venus Municipal Building aka "Old High School", corner of East Ridge and Governor St.) - Continuing Education Office

Navigator =
If you are using a GPS, you may "trick it" by using the address 52 Governor Street to get to the parking area and entrance at the Governor St. entrance.

From Route 35 (Main Street) in Ridgefield, turn onto Governor Street (There is a traffic light). Take Governor Street a short distance (you will cross East Ridge; the Police Station is on the right). Take a left into the parking lot behind the Venus Municipal Building (signs say Ridgefield Continuing Education, Kumon Math, RVNA, Loosen Up Massage, Ridgefield Symphony, and other organizations). Turn into the first parking area on the left. Park as close to the two story brick building with white trim as possible and enter at the door that faces Governor St., opposite the Police Department. Continuing Education is on the second floor (top). There are signs posted. A disability ramp to an elevator to the second floor is available at the rear of this building wing. Do not enter through the front entrance (Chef's Warehouse) that faces East Ridge because you will not be able to access the part of the building we are in from that entrance.

The Continuing Education Computer Training Lab

Computer Training Lab Location:  Continuing Education Center, located in the Venus Municipal Building on the 2nd floor. The Venus Municipal Building at the intersection of East Ridge and Governor Street (opposite the Police Station).
The Lab Features
Microsoft Office 2016 and 2013 are available. Call about prior versions. New computers & 42" demonstration monitors.
Skilled, knowledgeable teachers. Classes use Dell computers.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and 15 are available. Class limit 6. Comfortable environment.
Hands-on DSL Internet stations on all computers. Wireless available. Call if you are bringing your own laptop.

Tutoring available.

Call 203-431-2812 for information.
Corporate/Group Training and/or Tutoring
We can schedule a special session for your group.

Call: 203-431-2812

Email: ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com

The Instructors:

Peggy Bruno, a certified teacher, has trained adults in computer applications for many years. She has developed computer courses and trained thousands of adults in computer applications over a 25 year period. She previously worked in corporate marketing and information services. She has also taught Microsoft Office at the community college level. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Eileen Burton has taught numerous classes about eBay using experience gained from selling items there from her collectibles business. She also shares her results of extensive research by teaching courses in iPhone, iPad, genealogy, and related subjects over a period of many years with Continuing Education.

Lizabeth Doty, a professional educator for over 45 years, has trained students in business applications including word processing and database/spreadsheet management as well as courses in office procedures. She is a Ridgefield resident and is currently Wilton’s Coordinator for Senior Activities. She holds a BS and MA from New York University and an MA from Holy Apostles College, and a NY Superintendent's Certification.

Linda Keefer uses her 85,000 Pinterest and Houzz images for her interior design classes and has close to 35,000 followers on Pinterest. She works with small businesses to help them design their Pinterest profiles to develop relationships with clients and attract new clients.

Andrea Ragusa is a professional educator with 12 years teaching and 20 years administration experience. She enjoys working with seniors and currently teaches and coordinates computer classes at the Wilton Senior Center. She lives in Wilton with her husband Anthony and her dog Roxie.

Michael Serao holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and has been a working painter and photographer for over 35 years. He has been teaching Drawing, Painting, Photography, Photoshop and Art History at Ridgefield Continuing Education since 1997, and Design at an area university since 2003.


Lance Whitney is a freelance writer for CBS MoneyWatch, PCMag, and other personal technology websites and publications. He’s also written books on Windows 8 and social networks. Previously, he was a network administrator and software trainer with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He’s taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield for the past several years.


Workbook/Textbook Fees:

Some of the computer courses use workbooks. The workbooks provide information that will be useful to you after you complete the class. The instructor will collect the text fees at the first class. The cost usually $4 to $7 per workbook.